๐Ÿ‘‹ hi, i'm joe.

I'm a software engineer, mountain biker, golfer, snowboarder, photographer, gamer, sports fan, and denizen of the internet (among other things). Here's a bit of what I'm up to.

๐ŸŽง Listening

๐Ÿ˜ Posting

if you're curious about the backstory behind my app @albums, i finally wrote down an overdue announcement post on my personal site. i dive into why music is so important to me, my guiding principles for developing the app, and more.

if anyone takes the time to read it, i'd love to know what you think! josephmclaughl.in/posts/albums

before i even started working on @albums i wanted a quick and powerful search for my music library that was always within reach. itโ€™s been super fun making my wish come true this week! indieapps.space/@albums/110027

๐Ÿ“š Reading

๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ’ป Writing


i havenโ€™t written about my new app Albums on this site, which is a little bit intentional and a little bit of an oversight. let me explain.

i donโ€™t know who reads this blog. intentionally. i have no analytics, no email subscription list, nothing. if i had to guess, the number of people that read any given article is more than five and less than one hundred. iโ€™m not sure if thatโ€™s me being dismissive of my own reach or trying to be somewhat realistic about the deluge of content we wade through every day.

so without further delay: i shipped version 1.0 (and 1.1) of my first indie app in over 12 years. itโ€™s called Albums, and itโ€™s one of the things iโ€™m most proud of building.

March 16, 2023 Read more
My 2023 Theme

I’ve been through this “new year” thing a few times. Not as many as some, but more than others. The last few years I’ve gravitated toward “themes” instead of listing a bunch of unrelated goals/wishes. That way when I list out any specific goals, it becomes more about listing actionable steps to support a singular goal instead of a bunch of things I need to keep in my head throughout the year.

My theme this year is “Consistently Show Up”.

January 2, 2023 Read more

๐Ÿฟ Watching

Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre
Bullet Train
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

๐Ÿ‚ Boarding

๐Ÿ“ˆ Investing